"M" is for Mabry, George Lawrence, Jr. (1917-1990)

Jan 13, 2020

Credit SC Public Radio

"M" is for Mabry, George Lawrence, Jr. (1917-1990). Soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. After graduating from Presbyterian College, Mabry entered the Army and was assigned to the Fourth Division. His first action under enemy fire was at Normandy on D-Day when he led his company into the first wave at Utah Beach. By the time he had fought his way across France he had earned promotion to battalion commander. In the fall of 1944 Mabry and his divisions took part in the bloody campaign to take the Huertegen Forest in western Germany. On November 20, 1944, his heroic bravery resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. After the war, Mabry chose to make a career of the army. George Lawrence Mabry, Jr., steadily earned promotions and retired in 1975 as a major general.